This is it! Our final week in Isaiah! This week we will read chapters 64-66 and we’ll be finished on Wednesday. Then the Good Morning Girls go on summer break.
Are you wondering what’s next?
On Monday, September 13th, we will begin our Fall Bible Study. That journal is not complete yet, I will start working on it this week and announce the study mid-August – so be sure to check back then for more details and all the Bible Study Resources for the fall study.
If you are looking for a Bible Study to do on your own during break, you can find all of our past Bible Studies listed —> here.
Now let’s get back to this week’s study and finish strong!!!
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Here’s what mine looked like last week:
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This Week’s Bible Reading Plan:
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This week’s Reflection & Discussion Questions
(Leaders: Copy and paste these into your groups. If you do not have a group, use these for a personal time of reflection.)
Isaiah begs God to come down from heaven and make his presence known. He wants him to intervene with his great power. From the beginning of the world, no eye has seen, or ear has heard of a God like Israel’s God. He knows that God blesses those who wait for him, but he also knows that God only answers the prayer of the righteous and Israel had sinned.
Waiting on God to work in our lives is hard. It is tempting to try to intervene with our own ideas and plans and get ahead of God. We know that he is all powerful and can help us but when he doesn’t, it can be hard to wait for God. Think of a time when you waited on God and you saw him work things out for you. Now consider, what area of your life are you currently waiting on God? Take strength in knowing that God has done it before, and he will do it again. Trust him as you wait.
We see at the start of chapter 65 those who were not seeking God, find God. Isaiah was speaking of the Gentiles. Paul quotes Isaiah 65:1 in Romans 10:20, as he speaks of Gentiles being grafted into the family of God. God’s plan of salvation for all the nations is beautiful and one day he will make a new heaven, a new earth and a new Jerusalem. Then, Isaiah describes the millennial kingdom as he moves from one time frame to another. During this time, there will be such closeness with God that he will answer his people before they even call out to him.
Isaiah gives us such a wonderful promise of a glorious future with the Lord. Our God is omniscient and all knowing. He knows our every thought and word before we speak it. He hears all of our prayers. He responds to our cries when we callout to him. And though he may not always answer the way we hope he would, we can trust that he is working all things out for our good and his glory. How does it make you feel to know that he knows your every thought and word before you speak it? Does that make you cringe, or does that comfort you? Consider how close God’s presence is to you right now and rest in his love and care for you today.
As the book of Isaiah closes, we see the Lord on his throne in heaven, sovereign over all the earth. He gives peace to his people like a flowing river and he speaks gently and tenderly to his children, like a mother would. In the end, God triumphs as the nations are judged and his people are redeemed. The book has a sober ending as Isaiah gives a contrast between those who worship God and those who rebelled and will suffer eternal judgement.
God chose the picture of a mother to explain his comfort and care for his people. While a father can be a comforter, there is something special about the comfort of a nursing mother to her child. In John 14:26, Jesus says he has given us the Holy Spirit as a comforter. He is with us and never leaves us. Is there an area in your life where you are in need of comfort? God is with you. Give him your pain and sorrow. Lean hard on him today. He loves you so much.
Keep walking with the King.
To print the 23 Reflection and Discussion Questions for Isaiah 44-66 –> Click Here.
This Week’s Verses of the Day:
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Here’s the Printable Bible Bookmark for Isaiah 44-66.
Here’s another explanation of the SOAK Bible Study Method and Bible Coloring Chart if you need more guidance:
Here is the SOAK method I refer to in the video:
And the Bible Coloring Bookmark:
Click HERE to Print the full page Coloring Chart
or Click HERE for the Bookmark Coloring Chart
Here are the highlighters, pens and pencils I refer to in the video:
Highlighters – Acid Free – Bible Hi-Glider
Fine Line Non-bleeding Pens – Micron Archival Ink and Multi-Colored Gel Pens
Colored Pencils – Crayola Twistables and Crayola Colored Pencils
I use the ESV Inductive Study Bible as my personal study Bible.
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Keep walking with the King,
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